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The Resource Boys adrift : the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men, Leonard Sax

Boys adrift : the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men, Leonard Sax

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Boys adrift : the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men
Title
Boys adrift
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the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Sax
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere twenty years ago. As for young men, it turns out the film Failure to launch is not far from the truth. Fully one-third of men ages 22-34 are still living at home with their parents--about a 100 percent increase in the past twenty years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college; and for the first time in American history, women are outnumbering men at undergraduate institutions three to two. Parents, teachers, and mental health professionals are worried about boys. But until now, no one has come up with good reasons for their decline--and, more important, with workable solutions to reverse this troubling trend. Now, family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax delves into the scientific literature and draws on his vast clinical experience to propose an entirely original view of why boys and young men are failing in school and at home. He argues that a combination of social, cultural, and biological factors is creating an environment that is literally toxic to boys, ranging from environmental estrogens to the over-prescription of ADHD drugs. And he presents practical solutions--from new ways of controlling boys' use of video games, to innovative (and workable) education reforms
Summary
Family physician, psychologist, and acclaimed author of Why Gender Matters reveals the truth about what’s driving the decline of American boys and what we can do about it
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10516439
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BTCTA
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Sax, Leonard
Dewey number
371.823
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Boys
  • Young men
  • Motivation in education
  • Sex differences in education
  • Boys
  • Motivation in education
  • Sex differences in education
  • Young men
  • Boys
  • Young men
  • Achievement motivation
Target audience
adult
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the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men
Label
Boys adrift : the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men, Leonard Sax
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Publication
Note
Originally published in 2007. With a new afterword from the author
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The riddle -- The first factor : changes at school -- The second factor : video games -- The third factor : medications for ADHD -- The fourth factor : endocrine disruptors -- End result : failure to launch -- The fifth factor : the revenge of the forsaken gods -- Detox -- Afterword to the paperback edition
Control code
ocn191926120
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780465072101
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)191926120
Label
Boys adrift : the five factors driving the growing epidemic of unmotivated boys and underachieving young men, Leonard Sax
Publication
Note
Originally published in 2007. With a new afterword from the author
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The riddle -- The first factor : changes at school -- The second factor : video games -- The third factor : medications for ADHD -- The fourth factor : endocrine disruptors -- End result : failure to launch -- The fifth factor : the revenge of the forsaken gods -- Detox -- Afterword to the paperback edition
Control code
ocn191926120
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 273 pages
Isbn
9780465072101
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)191926120

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